The Federal Government says it will eliminate all terrorists by December 2022.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, made this known on Monday during a joint security press conference on with the Ministers of Defence, Information and Police Affairs as well as the Chief of Defence Staff.
“What we face mostly now are clashes of cowardly attacks from those that have been routed in one locality or the other moving to give a false impression that they’re still strong.
“Our ultimate goal is to eliminate them altogether and restore total peace in every inch of the Nigerian soil; that we’re going to do by God’s grace, by December of this year,” Aregbesola said.
Nigeria is struggling with security problems across its vast territory, including banditry by criminal gangs, an armed uprising in the northeast and a spate of mass school abductions in the northwest.